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19 hours ago, Captain Kernow said:

There's something very appealing about the dank, damp atmosphere of a rain-soaked North Wales forest

 


If it wasn’t damp and rain-soaked I don’t think Wales would be quite as beautiful a place


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Although too much rain does sometimes spoil the view

 

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:rolleyes:

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Nick C said:

Are there any dimensions listed for that plan? (I can't find anywhere with the book in stock...)

 

I've got a 5' by 18" baseboard kicking around that's just crying out for a cameo layout...

 

I've had a look in the book and to quote Ricey, "3ft 6in sans fiddle yard".

 

I also found a Scottish £5 I'd been using as a bookmark.

 

@Not Jeremy is a reprint on the cards Simon?

 

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As I've recently mentioned on my thread, I took the coward's way out and simply removed the jackshaft cranks altogether, there's no visible impact as on my 03 there's a grille behind the steps, covering them from view.

 

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2 minutes ago, Alister_G said:

As I've recently mentioned on my thread, I took the coward's way out and simply removed the jackshaft cranks altogether, there's no visible impact as on my 03 there's a grille behind the steps, covering them from view.

 

Al.

 

 

Hi Al. 

 

Not sure how the cranks are attached with the later chassis but I have added a thin smear of thread lock onto the screw holding the crank on. This allows me to back it off slightly without fear of it disappearing.......hopefully...

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4 minutes ago, NHY 581 said:

 

 

Hi Al. 

 

Not sure how the cranks are attached with the later chassis but I have added a thin smear of thread lock onto the screw holding the crank on. This allows me to back it off slightly without fear of it disappearing.......hopefully...

 

The problem on mine was that even with the body off, the motion would lock up when the coupling rod and crank were in line, and with the crank at the rearmost position the coupling rod was bending slightly under compression - almost as though it was slightly too long. I checked the seating of the coupling rod crank pins, and all seemed correct, it just wouldn't run smoothly, so I took the cranks off altogether.

 

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1 minute ago, Alister_G said:

 

The problem on mine was that even with the body off, the motion would lock up when the coupling rod and crank were in line, and with the crank at the rearmost position the coupling rod was bending slightly under compression - almost as though it was slightly too long. I checked the seating of the coupling rod crank pins, and all seemed correct, it just wouldn't run smoothly, so I took the cranks off altogether.

 

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Al, 

 

Are the wheels properly quartered? 

 

I only mention this, though far from expert at such things, as I found just a tweak out on one wheel of the 04 would cause the same issue. Once adjusted, all was free and the running smoothed out. 

 

Just a thought...  

 

Rob. 

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1 hour ago, NHY 581 said:

 

 

Al, 

 

Are the wheels properly quartered? 

 

I only mention this, though far from expert at such things, as I found just a tweak out on one wheel of the 04 would cause the same issue. Once adjusted, all was free and the running smoothed out. 

 

Just a thought...  

 

Rob. 

 

 

Thanks Rob,

 

I'll take another look, quartering never crossed my mind.

 

Al.

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14 hours ago, NHY 581 said:

 

 

I have just the station building for such a project..........

 

 

 

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Whilst inspiration could come from one of Chris Nevards layouts. 

 

Here's a couple of his photos. 4ft x 1ft apparently. 

 

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That building would certainly fit the bill. As for inspiration the layout looks stunning, all in 4ftx1ft. 

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Interesting set up, like some full scale automaton. There's a brickworks not far from us that is still running an overhead ropeway that is apparently the last one in the country.

 

As for your ban, you have to remember that if you want to speak your mind, your opinions have to comply with those of the thought police.

Or be an extremely wealthy retiree, so that nobody can put a stick in your wheel. :D

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2 minutes ago, MrWolf said:

Interesting set up, like some full scale automaton. There's a brickworks not far from us that is still running an overhead ropeway that is apparently the last one in the country.

 

As for your ban, you have to remember that if you want to speak your mind, your opinions have to comply with those of the thought police.

Or be an extremely wealthy retiree, so that nobody can put a stick in your wheel. :D

This one? 

 

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That's the one, Claughton brickworks, alongside the former Lancaster Green Aire to Wennington Junction line.

 

Interesting video there, normally when we pass it we're too busy dodging dropped manhole covers and watching out for lorries turning  to be looking up at it too much!

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, MrWolf said:

As for your ban, you have to remember that if you want to speak your mind, your opinions have to comply with those of the thought police.

Alternatively, why not use Artistic Gobbledeegook to say the same thing but flummox them at the same time?

 

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Morning all, 

 

The 03 fleet continues to grow............but three is enough. These were all Cambridge locos at some point in their careers and I am grateful for the efforts behind the compiling of the BR Database, 

 

https://www.brdatabase.info/

 

from which the following data is drawn;

 

D2028.

02/10/1958. To service as British Railways Number 2028
Built at Swindon Works
Allocated to Cambridge (31A)  

07/11/1964.

Reallocated to New England (34E)  

21/08/1965.

Reallocated to Stratford (30A)  

28/05/1966.

Reallocated to Bournemouth (70F)

 

D2016

18/03/1958. To Service as British Railways Number 2016
Built at Swindon Works
Allocated to Cambridge (31A)  

10/05/1958.

Reallocated to South Lynn (31D)  

07/03/1959.

Reallocated to Cambridge (31A)  

12/11/1960.

Reallocated to March (31B)  

23/02/1963.

Reallocated to Cambridge (31A)  

01/01/1973.

Renumbered to 03016

 

D2009 is en route. 

12/02/1958. To Service as British Railways Number 2009
Built at Swindon Works
Allocated to Cambridge (31A)  

25/11/1972.

Reallocated to Colchester (30E)

 

 

Therefore, all East Anglian locos and all associates until November 1964.

 

I'm not normally taken with such things but it's nice to know. 

 

Rob. 

 

 

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